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: How do a tye a floating Bread Fly?

09-28-2003, 03:51 PM
Would someone help? I fish in Spain for Mullet, and want to fly fish for them, I understand that I can tye a floating bread fly, does anyone know how to tye such a fly?

09-28-2003, 05:29 PM
Just spin some deer hair on a hook and clip it to look like a piece of bread.

09-29-2003, 09:11 PM
Once saw a cheeto glued to a hook decide a $100 bet during salmon fly season:chuckle:

09-30-2003, 05:55 AM
John Goddard wrote an article last year about catching tench and rudd on a bread fly. He gives two suggestions for patterns; either white ostrich herl wound over a white wool underbody, or even simpler, 2-3 turns of white marabou wound as a body. Both were tied on a #16 hook. The trick seemed to be to aim for a rather shaggy, untidy dressing to imitate a torn flake of bread. The photograph of the marabou fly has a couple of fibre ends projecting at angles to help it achieve the untidy look of the 'natural'.